19 mind blowing retro pictures of life in Preston in 1997, from festivals and schools to North End games and bars

1997 was quite the year.

Famous for the landslide Labour win in the general election under Tony Blair, the transfer of Hong Kong, the largest remaining British colony, to China; and the death of Princess Diana, eventful barely covers it. Take a look at a few of our best archive pictures from 1997 in Preston.

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